Sunny days are almost over, winter is almost upon us, but we've thought it is not a reason to turn our backs from delicious organic white wines. We've selected the following 3 organic wines to showcase richer, fuller and rounder styles of white wines that would still be great during these cooler days.
Priorat is a glorious region, one of two DOCa designated areas in Spain (together with Rioja) and it is famous for its rich red wines that express those slatey soils so well.
This time it is time to try something unusual. There is so much interesting about this wine - it is made of organic Garnacha Blanca, a white variety instead of red/black Garnacha.
Gotes Blanques is a varietal wine, fruity and elegantly floral with aromas of citrus and white blossom. On the mouth, it's very fresh and mineral with a long finish.
It finishes with the warmth, light, but definitely richer and fuller than expected. Flavours of white peaches are very noticeable.
Match this wine with white fish dishes, some fruity slaw on the side or even light chicken dishes.
This absolutely classic Pinot Gris from Alsace is pale straw in colour, with a full up-front bouquet of honeyed tropical fruits, yellow stone fruits, pears and spices. Off-dryish, the palate is soft and rounded with accessible fruit and lively acidity. An excellent expression of the variety, which was grown organically and also certified biodynamic since 2010.
Pair this wine with Asian inspired dishes, Pad Thai, spicy prawns and vegan dishes. You can also match it with Korean kimchi - its slightly oily roundness contrasts to a spicy fermented kimchi really well. Try it!
This natural wine is attractive and rich white wine, playful and mineral. All the tannic structure and body that distinguishes orange wines from white but thoroughly approachable, downright easy drinking form. It is a bit hazy as it was produced naturally without intervention to fully deliver pure and fruit driven flavours of this wine. It is not strong in alcohol at 12% abv and the levels of naturally occuring sulphites are 32 mg/l, which is lower than 45mg/l of levels that start to be noticeable by asthmatics.
We recommend to pair this wine with pork dishes, veal chops and poultry, it is a very versatile wine.
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